Inside Out Dorset is about more than simply experiencing fantastic performances – it’s about inspiring people to get engaged with arts. Throughout the festival and in the months leading up to Inside Out 2010 local people will be getting involved through workshops, talks and professional development opportunities. Here are some examples…
Meet the Artists (11 September, Pavilion, 6.30pm)… An opportunity to meet the artists, producers and choreographers behind Inside Out Dorset’s programme for Bournemouth. An excellent way to learn more about the creative processes, motivation and methods involved when creating work specifically for outdoor spaces. Discussions will be led by Echard Thiemann (Pavilion Dance), Helen Sloan (SCAN), Ex Nihilo and StopGAP.
In August, StopGAP will be in residency with The Remix, a local integrated performance group.
In September StopGap – the country’s leading integrated dance company – will host a workshop for local artists, dancers and teachers.
During the Inside Out season, KMA will host workshops for local community groups and members of the public to explore creative responses to Congregation.
Winspit, Worth Matravers
Meet the Artists (17 September, Winspit, 5.30pm)… Talk by accordion player Kimmo Pohjonen, about his approach to making music. Takes place before his performance with Paper Cinema.
During July and August, Paper Cinema will host workshops at Burngate Stone Centre and Lulworth Heritage Centre for children aged 7-12, encouraging them to get creative and create dinosaur puppets made from found materials on Jurassic Coast.
Placements with Paper Cinema will provide an opportunity to learn support the shadow-puppet making process.
Meet the Artists (18 September, Poole Museum, post performance)… Talk by Quidams about creative processes, which will be of particular interest to artists, performers and teachers.
Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, will host stilt-walking master-classes for local artists with potential to feature in the Quidams performance.
Local students will also take part in workshops hosted at Lighthouse, exploring concepts of light.
NoFit State Circus will be in residency at Maumbury Rings for the week leading up to the finale show, which features the public themselves. They will explore the talents of local community groups through creative exchanges and workshops. If your community group has a skill, contact Dorchester Arts on 01305 266926 to take part.
There will be taster sessions for individuals with a special talent on 14 and 15 September (4-5pm). Contact Dorchester Arts on 01305 266926 to get involved.
Local schools will be getting involved with taster sessions.
Local artists and performers will take part in circus skills sessions such as stage combat, dance, music and fire-based performance.
During August and September, a group of young mums will work with artists from Flame and take part in the pre-show performance on 19 September.
The public are invited to watch open rehearsals on 16 September (3.30-5pm), 17 September (3.30-5pm); 18 September (2.30-3.30pm); 19 September (2.30-3.30pm).
Placements with NoFit State Circus will offer opportunities to be part of the core team.